PM Modi pays tribute to freedom fighter Bhagat Singh

Last Updated: Sunday, 27 September 2020 (17:30 IST)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to freedom fighter on the eve of his birth anniversary.

Addressing the monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, the PM said, “Tomorrow, the 28th of September, we will celebrate the birth anniversary of Shahid Veer Bhagat Singh. I join my fellow countrymen in bowing before the paragon of courage and bravery, Shaheed Veer Bhagat Singh. Can you imagine that an Empire, which ruled over a huge chunk of the world, it was often said that the Sun never sets on this empire - such a powerful empire was terrified of this 23-year-old.”
 
Describing Bhagat Singh as a fighter, scholar and a thinker, the PM said, “Bhagat Singh along with his revolutionary friends, without caring for their own selves, carried out such daring acts, which had a huge bearing in the country attaining Freedom. Another appealing aspect of Shahid Veer Bhagat Singh’s life is that he appreciated the importance of teamwork.
 
Be it his devotion towards Lala Lajpat Rai or his camaraderie with fellow revolutionaries as Chandra Shekhar Azad, Sukhdev, Rajguru amongst others, personal accolades were of no importance to him. He had a single mission for as long as he lived and he sacrificed his life for that mission - That mission was to free India of injustice and the British rule.”
 
The PM said that the love for our country and doing something for the Nation would be our biggest tribute to Shahid Bhagat Singh.
 
“We may or may not be able to become like Bhagat Singh, but the love Bhagat Singh had for his country, the drive and motivation he had to do something for his country certainly resides in all our hearts. That would be our biggest tribute to Shahid Bhagat Singh,” the PM said.
 
In this context, he recalled the valour of Indian soldiers in the surgical strike carried out by Indian forces across the border four years ago.
 
“Four years ago, around this time, the world witnessed the courage, bravery and valiance of our soldiers during the Surgical Strike.  Our brave soldiers had just one mission and one goal - To protect at all costs, the glory and honour of Mother India. They did not care a bit for their own selves. They marched forward on their path of duty and we all witnessed how they came out victorious. They enhanced Mother India’s pride,” the PM said. (UNI)